Category Archives: Guest Blogs

Articles by filmmakers, experts, and other leaders in environmental film.

September Filmmaking Workshops: How to Unleash Your Inner Spielberg

  Looking to get your feet wet in filmmaking? Perfect timing! Next month, on September 8th and 15th, the DC Shorts Film Festival will be presenting seminars…

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FYI, Californians Didn’t Invent Surfing: A Look at the True Origins of Surf Culture

  Picture a surfer on a sandy beach and it’s likely that a sandy-haired Californian comes to mind. But this wasn’t always the case. First,…

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Filmfest DC Takes a Look at ‘Tomorrow’

Tuesday, April 25: FilmfestDC Shows What’s at Stake ‘Tomorrow’ If the terms “global warming” and “sixth extinction event” make you hide your brain under a…

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‘Between Earth & Sky:’ An Essential Documentary

Film Review: “Between Earth and Sky” The documentary was particularly powerful in capturing the undeniable effects climate change has on people and the soil in…

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Q&A: Female Filmmakers Spotlight

Filmmaker Dana Romanoff on ‘Canyon Song’ An obvious takeaway is the beauty of Canyon de Chelly and its appeal, drawing even more visitors. But it is…

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Sam Sheline: Dispatches from the Festival Circuit

Sam Sheline’s short film Harbinger about the extinction of Panama’s national animal, the golden frog, premiered at DCEFF 2016. “Things have been busy since the 2016…

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Celebrating the Best Science Storytellers

If you haven’t heard the news already, here’s the scoop — DCEFF is making history and going “On Tour” to Boston. The traveling showcase takes place…

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Environmental Stories Are Human Stories

We’ve got news for you. That shiny, new electronic device that you’re so attached to has a complicated story to tell. One that includes toxic…

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Why ‘Unlocking the Cage’ Matters

Monica Miller is an attorney with the Nonhuman Rights Project, whose long-term litigation campaign on behalf of chimpanzees and other animals is the subject of…

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Mark Decena to Big Corporations: No More ‘Profit Over People’

Think our environmental films only screen in March? Think, again. The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital partners with filmmakers, environmental experts, community activists and local organizations to…

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‘Death By A Thousand Cuts’ Film Goes From Personal to Polemic

The Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital partners with filmmakers, environmental experts, community activists and local organizations to host DCEFF 365, a year-round lineup of screenings…

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How to Let Go of – and Change – the World

Josh Fox is a writer, director and environmental activist, as well as the founder and artistic director of the International WOW Company, a film and theater…

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